© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Press Pass

Buffalo Spree: Local distilleries offering wide array of spirits

Photo courtesy of Tommyrotter Distillery

Just in time for holiday celebrations, Buffalo Spree's December issue is exploring local distilleries, wineries and craft brewers. On this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott, Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says a recent change in state law paved the way for local distillers to begin making spirits.

Western New York winemakers have done an amazing job of enticing visitors to their wineries through special programs. But as Elizabeth notes, it's still all about the wine. She offers some advice for listeners seeking out a local wine.

Elizabeth also touches on how local craft brewers are competing with the aggressive marketing of the macro-beer companies.

The December issue of Buffalo Spree focuses on downsizing -- empty nesters looking for smaller homes. With most homeowners having accumulated a lot of "stuff" through the years, Elizabeth talks about getting rid of that before moving.

And with hundreds of new residential units proposed for the old Women and Children's Hospital, Elizabeth says she expects no problem filling all of that space because of the demand of people wanting to locate near Elmwood Avenue.